Breast Augmentation Using Fat- Natural or Dangerous?
Breast augmentation has been widely performed throughout the world using various methods for many years. Nowadays, breast augmentation Los Angeles using silicone and saline implants remains the most commonly performed technique. Attempts have also been made to use the person’s own tissue for breast augmentation.
One controversial technique that offers a more natural way to enhance breasts is augmentation using person’s own fat. This procedure has been performed for years by some surgeons. The fat is usually obtained from other parts of the body such as abdomen, hips, or back. Breast augmentation using fat takes longer to perform than with implants.
The fat is injected into the breast tissue whereas implants are placed behind the breast or behind the muscle.
Although, breast augmentation using fat may seem more natural and safer, there are serious complications that may result following this procedure. Some of them are cyst formation, calcifications, hard lumps, asymmetry, and breast deformity. Furthermore, there is a great concern that calcifications and cyst formation due to fat transfer may impair detection of breast cancer. There are many reports in the literature of successful as well as unfavorable outcomes of breast augmentation using fat. Many plastic surgeons Los Angeles today believe that breast augmentation using fat should not be performed for cosmetic enhancement. Breast implants Los Angeles remain a safer and more predictable method for breast enhancement.
Vladimir Grigoryants, MD